Women Who Code Cloud 2019

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In September 2019, I spoke on web ac­ces­si­bil­ity at Women Who Cloud 2019, the world’s first de­vel­oper con­fer­ence fo­cused on the lat­est in and the fu­ture of cloud-based tech­nolo­gies. My talk was a 35-minute tu­to­r­ial on build­ing more ac­ces­si­ble web­sites and we­bapps, with code sam­ples and re­search stud­ies.

The talk was ti­tled Making your prod­uct ac­ces­si­ble to every­one” and dis­cussed three key parts — web stan­dards (such as the WCAG, in­clud­ing se­man­tics, color con­trast, etc.), user cus­tomiza­tion (like dark theme and re­duced mo­tion), and cloud & APIs (like gen­er­at­ing alt text for user-gen­er­ated con­tent).

It also in­cluded a short quiz about aria-label and demos for ac­ces­si­bil­ity au­dits us­ing Lighthouse and un­der­stand­ing the Accessibility Tree in Chrome.